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20 Apps That Should Be In Your Builder’s Toolbox

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 07:09 AM

Back by popular demand is our latest rundown of the design and construction apps that are making a difference on our projects. Whether you have a smart phone or a tablet, there is a range of powerful tools that can easily accessed from the palm of your hand. Whether you are an architect, engineer, contractor, or tradesperson, there is an app for you in this list. Browse through this list – we are sure you will find a tool that will meet your immediate need.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Gear + Apps

A Field Guide to Using PlanGrid On An Active Construction Site

Posted by Josh Cantrell on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 14:08 PM

Simplicity makes PlanGrid a superintendent’s and field engineer’s “go to” job site app. The PlanGrid platform allows for real-time plan updates and synchronizes changes over Wi-Fi and cellular networks. It is practical and easy to incorporate on a project of any size or scope.  This mobile tool takes away the need for paper blueprints, delivers much-needed plan version control, and creates a collaborative environment for sharing project critical information including markups, progress photos, and issues tracking.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Construction Technology, PlanGrid

Reasons to be Pumped About Augmented Reality on the Construction Site

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

Augmented reality (AR), or the ability to view physical, real world building environments with elements augmented by computer-generated sensory input (sound, video, graphics or GPS data), is all the rage on construction sites.  AR applications are generating a buzz and quickly gaining momentum on active jobsites near you.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Construction Technology

Construction Field Guide: What’s in Your Builder’s App Toolbox?

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 14:05 PM

It is time to play, “What’s in Your Builder’s App Toolbox?”  This post features productivity apps that prove to be useful for architects, engineers and builders.  This handy list is categorized by type and provides a description along with some field notes.  We compiled a list from your industry peers – read through the list and tell us where we fall short by commenting below.  Once we receive a healthy list of updates, we will continue to update and run this feature.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Culture, Gear + Apps

7 Reasons Why Mobility is Mandatory on An Active Construction Site

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 08:04 AM

Stop and take a look at the world around you.  It is easy to find people pausing to check their smart phone or mobile device for email or conducting business out of the office. Mobile devices and productivity applications are greatly transforming today’s modern business environment. Located in Redwood City, Rudolph and Sletten is in a hotbed of technological innovation and we’ve witnessed increased demand for project information that is needed anytime, anyplace.  From construction executives to field personnel, the need for real time project reporting is rapidly becoming an industry standard. 

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Business, Gear + Apps, Construction Technology